Clinical Research Training Fellow in Dermatology
Salary Details: CRF Grade: £31,301 - £45,304 per annum
Allowances: £2,323 per annum LWA
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time
Applications are invited for a prestigious NIHR-funded Clinical Research Training Fellowship focusing on the effect of domestic water hardness on skin barrier function and eczema risk in early life under the supervision of Dr Carsten Flohr and Professor Janet Peacock. This three-year project will lead to a PhD.
The project will examine the effect of water hardness on skin barrier function (transepidermal water loss), skin barrier constituents and skin hydration, skin surface pH, the skin microbiome, and eczema risk in early life.
The ultimate aim of this PhD project is to inform the design of a prevention trial with a water-softening device in early life; the latter would be a follow-on project, based on the findings from this PhD.
The successful candidate will join the Unit for Population-Based Dermatology Research at St Thomas’ Hospital, benefiting from unrivalled clinical and research training in dermatology. The Unit is part of St John’s Institute of Dermatology, the largest dermatology department in the UK, and there will be opportunities to participate in dermatology clinics on a regular basis.
This Fellowship will also provide structured training in skin barrier function assessments, statistical analyses, epidemiology and clinical study design, both at King’s College London and externally. There is potential scope to complete a Masters Degree in Clinical Trials, Epidemiology or Public Health alongside this PhD. There will also be opportunities for attending and presenting original research findings at national and international conferences.
The scheme is open to clinical trainees who demonstrate a commitment to a career in academic medicine. Previous research experience is desirable and candidates should show a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates must have:
• Relevant professional qualification (MRCP or MRCPCH);
• GMC Registration;
• Eligibility and experience at a level appropriate for registering for
a higher degree
Prior experience in dermatology is desirable, but not essential. The selected candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills and be a keen contributor to a multidisciplinary team.
The salary will be paid on the Clinical Research Fellow Grade, £31,301 to £45,304 per annum, plus £2,162 per annum London Allowance depending on qualifications.
This post will be Fixed Term, for 3 years, at full-time.
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The selection process will include competency based questions, a presentation, an assessment and a panel interview.
The deadline for applications is midnight on 29 May 2016.